Press Quotes

"One has to applaud Geraghty for taking risks and attempting to fuse different cultures together"
-Jazz Review.com

"Since politicians can't seem to do it, perhaps we should elect musicians like Matt Geraghty to office because enjoyable music like this can work the magic to bring people together."
-Brad Walseth (ChicagoJazz.net)

"Once completed this is likely to be the most ambitious musical project of its kind to be undertaken by three itinerant artists. Cuban projects have already been successfully accomplished by Canadian, Jane Bunnett and her husband Larry Cramer, who quietly continue to raise the roof with each new project they carry out. They were followed by Ry Cooder and Wim Wenders, who made the Buena Vista Social Club a household name worldwide. However Matt Geraghty is attempting something never attempted before."
 

"One of the most popular and busiest bass players in the New York scene, deep groove man Matt Geraghty is also the visionary founder of the Trade Winds project which has forged amazing creative collaborations with hundreds of musicians across from New Orleans to Havana to Bahia and more."
-Master Carnatic guitarist Prasanna

"Throughout, Departures retains a rare listenability for such a brave enterprise. Geraghty is as interesting as he is approachable, something that draws even the uninitiated deeply into these new sounds."
- Nick DeRiso, Something Else Reviews, Best of 2010, Something Else Reviews,

"Departures is one of the most comfortable albums I’ve listened to in awhile. Listening to it feels like throwing on a well broken-in pair of slippers. For fans of contemporary jazz, there’s no way you’ll go wrong with this disc. Definitely recommended." 
-Paul Abella, WDCB Radio

"One would hope more Chicago jazz fans would pick up a copy of Departures and catch this talented and original young voice on the scene the next time he comes to town, and let us hope that is sooner rather than later."
-Brad Walseth (ChicagoJazz.net)

THIRD STORY INTERVIEWS MATT GERAGHTY & Zé LUIS (PODCAST BY LEO SIDRAN)

JAZZIZ MAGAZINE REVIEWS TRADE WINDS CUBA (ARTICLE BY LISSETTE CORSA)

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NPR REVIEWS TRADE WINDS CUBA (MUSIC REVIEW BY TOM MOON)